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If you're driving into the city, Perth has a variety of parking options including multi-storey and open-air car parks, street parking, disability access parking and residential parking.

Take advantage of the three-hour free parking on weekends and public holidays at three participating car parks. See the full terms and conditions here.

REMINDER – TOWING ZONES IN THE PERTH CBD

Clearways and No Stopping zones are in operation Monday to Friday between 6:30am – 9am and 4:00pm – 6:30pm.

Check street signs whenever you stop or park to avoid a fine and tow. For more information please refer to the Main Roads website

For up to date information regarding parking during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation please refer to the City’s Coronavirus (COIVD-19) Update page.

 

  • EasyPark Parking app trial

    The City of Perth is trialing a pay-by-phone app (EasyPark.com.au) for the purchase of parking tickets on Newcastle Street Northbridge and CPP Newcastle Street Car Park.  The app will make it easier for visitors to pay for and manage their parking session.

    • Save time by conveniently starting your parking session while sitting in your car, no need for parking meters
    • Avoid parking fines by extending the parking session from your phone, up to the maximum time allowed 
    • Save money by only paying for the time you use

    You can also add your corporate credit card to pay for your business parking and receive an instant tax invoice.

    Always refer to parking signs for restrictions.

    GET STARTED

    • Download the EasyPark app to your smart device
    • Register your details with EasyPark
    • Start parking
    • Remember to end your parking session to ensure you only pay for the time you use

    MORE INFORMATION

    For more information or to download the app please visit the EasyPark website or contact EasyPark directly on 1300 73 40 70.

    If you would like to provide feedback on this trial please contact the customer experience team at the City of Perth on info@cityofperth.wa.gov.au  or 08 9461 3333.

  • Parking updates during COVID 19

    To help ease road congestion and encourage the use of public transport, the City of Perth will take a phased approach to changing its current off-street parking fees and reinstating on-street parking fees from 20 July 2020. 

    CPP Car Parks

    The City will begin its phased approach to changing the CPP Car Park all day rates from the 20th July 2020. Further details of the price phasing are available on the City of Perth Parking website and can be viewed in the PDF here.   

    What about weekends?

    The City is continuing with free 3-hour parking trial on weekends and public holidays at the following locations: 

    • CPP His Majestys
    • CPP Cultural Centre
    • CPP Pier Street

    Car Park closures

    Monday to Friday CPP car park operations are continuing as normal at this time, however any car parks with no usage may be closed earlier than advertised. Please keep up to date on these changes via the City of Perth Parking website.   

    Some CPP car parks will be closed on weekends due to reduced capacity, these are: 

    • CPP Mayfair Street Car Park
    • CPP Goderich Street Car Park
    On-street parking

    The City will reinstate on-street parking fees from the 20th July 2020, please refer to the ticket machine and signage for current parking conditions. The applicable kerbside parking fees are available here.

    There have been no changes to time limits and parking restrictions associated with all on-street parking bays within the City of Perth. Motorists must still adhere to all time restrictions to allow bays to be turned over and accessible for all, including support of small business still operating within the City.

    The one-hour free parking trial on Hay Street in East Perth and West Perth and Royal Street in East Perth is continuing; to enjoy one hour free parking, obtain a 1-hour free ticket from the ticket machine and clearly display on the dash of your vehicle.

    Clearways and No Stopping zones are in operation Monday to Friday between 6:30am – 9am and 4:00pm – 6:30pm.

    Are there any changes to residential parking permits? 

    Support can be provided to residents requiring extended parking. Please contact our customer service line on 9461 3333 or info@cityofperth.wa.gov.au for more information. 

     
  • Loading Zones

    Under the City of Perth Parking Local Law 2017 which came into effect 14 March 2017, the definition of a “commercial vehicle” states the following;

    ‘commercial vehicle’ means a motor vehicle that is –

         (a) constructed, adapted or fitted for the conveyance of goods; and

         (b) used primarily for the conveyance of goods,

    but does not include a vehicle constructed for the conveyance of materials used in any trade, business, industry or any other work;

    All the above aspects must be satisfied when utilising loading zones and the person is continuously engaged in loading or unloading goods for the duration the vehicle is parked, no other activity is permitted.

    Vehicles constructed for the conveyance of goods are generally identified as trucks, vans and utility vehicles, however unlike under the City’s previous parking local law, these types of vehicles were previously permitted to park in loading zones whether the vehicle was predominantly used for deliveries and in most cases they were not.

    The changes to the definition of ‘commercial vehicle’ has been introduced to ensure loading zones are only used by persons conducting business whose main purpose is to pick up or drop off goods. Therefore, any utility or van used to carry a person to conduct their business or carry tools of trade including materials or goods required for installation are no longer permitted to utilise loading zones.

    If a vehicle does not comply with the above requirements, the driver will need to utilise a regular parking bay and comply with the conditions outlined on the parking signs.

    Alternatively, parking bays can be reserved for longer term parking to enable technicians or trades persons to carry out jobs. For further information refer to On-Street Parking Bay Reservations.

     
  • Motorcycle and Scooter Parking

    Motorcycle and scooter parking areas are usually marked with ‘M/C’ which is stencilled on the bay surface.

    Motorcycle bays can have signage that is specific to the marked motorcycle bay(s) or can have signage that relates to a length of the carriage way. If there is no sign referring to the parking bay or metered space marked ‘M/C’, the nearest signage conditions apply, which may include time limitations. Payment is required in ‘M/C’ bays if fee payable is indicated on the signage and a ticketless meter is in place.

    Motorcycles and scooters are not permitted to park on the footpath or in regular bays which are marked for vehicles i.e. cars, trucks, buses.

    In areas where there are no bay markings on the length of the carriage way, motorcycles are permitted to park with cars and comply with the requirements on the nearest signage.  

    Motorcycles fitted with a sidecar or are 3 wheeled are the only exception and are permitted to park in regular car parking bays. Nearest signage and time limits will apply.

    For information regarding motorcycle and scooter parking in CPP car parks visit our City of Perth Parking website.


  • ACROD Parking

    Acrod parking sign with wheelchair

    There are numerous accessible parking bays (commonly known as ACROD bays) across the City of Perth to provide convenient access to facilities for ACROD permit holders.  Parking in accessible parking bays is only permitted for vehicles displaying a valid ACROD permit on the dashboard of their vehicle at all times.

    ACROD parking within the State of Western Australia is regulated under the Local Government (Parking for People with Disabilities) Regulations 2014.  These regulations are made under the Local Government Act 1995 which is administered by the WA Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

    Where can I park with my permit?

    ACROD parking bays are clearly identifiable using the international symbol of access on both the parking sign and the road/bay surface.  Regardless of other information on the sign, ACROD bays are always subject to the requirement of an ACROD permit being displayed.  If there are days and times stated on the sign, the ACROD permit holder may be subject to further restrictions – that of a parking fee and/or time limit. 

    For example, the sign below means for ACROD permit holders parked to the left of this sign there is a maximum 3-hour time limit and payment is required Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm.  Outside these times, ACROD permit holders may park without restriction.

    Acrod display permit sign green

     

    Fines for misuse of accessible parking bays

    Unauthorised vehicles parked in these bays can cause considerable distress and inconvenience to ACROD permit holders.  A serious view is taken of any breach of this regulation, as the people who require these bays have medical conditions that qualify them for the permit.

    Fines for the misuse of ACROD bays are now $500, with court-imposed penalties of up to a maximum of $5,000.

    ACROD Parking Program

    ACROD permits are issued and maintained by the ACROD Parking Program as part of the Australian Disability Parking Scheme.  For further information visit the ACROD Parking Program website.

    How do I use my permit?

    Your permit is only valid if both the Australian Disability Parking Permit and the ACROD Parking Program Card are displayed together.

    Display your permits on the front dashboard of your vehicle.  The permit number and expiry date must be clearly visible from outside the vehicle.

    A fine may be issued if both a valid Australian Disability Parking Permit and ACROD Parking Program Card are not clearly displayed together.

    Your ACROD permit is for your use only and must not be loaned or given to any other person. 

    Only your original ACROD permit is valid. Do not reproduce or photocopy your permit.

    Can I use my interstate or overseas permit in the City of Perth?

    The City of Perth recognises international and interstate Disability Parking Permits.  These can be used for up to 3 months after arrival in Western Australia, after which a ACROD permit needs to be obtained via the ACROD Parking Program.  For further information please visit the ACROD Parking Program website.

    Remember: Your international disability parking permit is recognised in Western Australia only if it features the international symbol for access – a white graphic of a figure in a wheelchair, facing right.

    On-Street accessible parking concessions 

    ACROD parking bays are larger than general parking bays, this is to accommodate oversized vehicles used by ACROD permit holders.  ACROD permit holders can also park in a general parking bay.

    If you park in a general on-street bay and display your ACROD permit, the City of Perth provides a number of parking concessions – it is important to note that parking concessions do not apply to on-street ACROD parking bays. 

     
    On-street parking concessions for ACROD permit holders are as follows:

    On-street parking bays are controlled by green permissive parking signs e.g. ¼P, 1P, 2P.
     
    There are three sign types:

     

    a) Time restricted no fee payable (General Bays)

    A vehicle displaying a valid ACROD permit in a time restricted parking bay may park for: 

    i. If the time limit indicated on the parking sign is under 30 minutes – you may park for up to 30 minutes.
    ii. If the time limit indicated on the parking sign is between 30 and 60 minutes – you may park for up to 2 hours.
    iii. If the time limit indicated on the parking sign is over 60 minutes – you may park for up to twice the period indicated on the sign.

    Once this time expires, the vehicle must vacate the parking bay and may not return to the same section of road within 1 hour.

    b) Time restricted fee payable (General Bays)

    A vehicle displaying a valid ACROD permit in a time restricted parking bay where a fee is payable, must pay the minimum applicable fee and if required, fees for additional parking time. 

    After the purchased time expires, the vehicle may remain parked for the same period again. However, once this second period expires, the vehicle must vacate the parking bay and may not return to the same section of road within 1 hour.

    For example, if the time limit on the sign states 30 minutes and you wish to park up to 2 hours, you must pay for 1 hour of parking; or

    If the time limit on the sign states 2 hours and you wish to park for 3 hours, you are required to pay for 1 ½ hrs of parking.

    If the time limit on the sign states either 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours or 3 hours and you only intend to park for less than 30 minutes, you must still pay the minimum fee at the ticket machine which equates to 30 minutes of parking. The good news is that you get to park for an additional 30 minutes for free in case there are any delays in returning.

    Remember to display your ACROD permit and parking ticket to receive these concessions.

    c) Time restricted fee payable (Accessible Parking Bays only)

    Parking in a time restricted accessible bay is limited to the period stated on the sign. Fees apply.

     

    Concessions do not apply to restricted parking areas such as clearway zones, loading zones, bus zones, taxi zones etc. Failure to avoid these restricted parking areas may result in a parking infringement being issued.

    The City also offers accessible parking concessions within CPP carparks, for further information visit our CPP Accessible Parking page.

     
     
     
  • Carparks

    CPP
    Visit our dedicated website for locations, operating times, and pricing for our multistorey and open air car parks.

    Other Car Parks
    There are other parking providers also available in the city.

  • On Street Parking Bay Reservations

    In some situations, the City will approve a short term reservation of an on-street parking bay, for example contractors or removalists.

    For more detailed information view the On Street Parking Bay Reservation page.  

     
  • One Hour Free On-street Parking Areas

    The City is continuing one-hour free parking on Hay Street in East Perth and West Perth, and Royal Street in East Perth.  

    To enjoy one-hour free parking in 1P bays in the free parking areas, obtain a 1-hour no fee payable ticket from the ticket machine and clearly display on the dash of your vehicle.  

    Refer to street signs for parking restrictions. 

    Download the no fee payable map.

  • Street Signs with Multiple Panels

    Parking signs may have multiple panels to communicate a range of parking restrictions.  

    Signs should be read from top to bottom and left to right. Note the direction of the arrows applicable to where your vehicle is parked, to ensure the relevant day and time for the period you wish to park is lawful.

    Always check that another restriction does not come into effect during the period you intend to park.

    Refer to example below.

    street parking sign with multiple panels

    Restrictions applying to the left of the parking sign indicate:

    • Clearway zone between 7am and 9am Monday to Friday
    • Loading Zone for use by ‘Commercial Vehicles’ only between 9am and 4.15pm, Monday to Friday, 30-minute time limit applies
    • Clearway zone between 4.15pm and 6pm Monday to Friday
    • Loading Zone for use by ‘Commercial Vehicles’ only between 8am and 6pm on Saturday, 30-minute time limit applies

    Restrictions applying to the right of the parking sign indicate:

    • Clearway zone between 7am and 9am Monday to Friday
    • Fee payable, 1-hour parking time limit between 9am and 4.15pm Monday  to Friday 
    • Clearway zone between 4.15pm and 6pm Monday to Friday
    • Fee payable, 1-hour parking time limit between 8am and 6pm on Saturday  

    There is also illustrated reference that illegally parked vehicles can be towed during clearway periods, along with the contact phone number if your vehicle is towed.

    Outside the stipulated times on the sign, you may park without restriction.

    If a sign states ‘fee payable’ or ‘ticket’, you must pay for parking at the nearest meter or ticket machine on the same side of the street, making sure to abide by the time limit on the sign. Making additional payments i.e. re-feeding the parking meter or moving to a nearby bay will not reset the time limit. Where time limits apply, you can only park for the time limit shown on the sign, the time starts as soon as you stop in the parking bay. 

     

  • Public Holiday Parking

    Some parking signs don’t apply on a public holiday, and when they don’t, it means you can park for free and for as long as you like.

    This is explained in r303 of the Road Traffic Code 2000, which applies throughout Western Australia.

    Recognising whether the sign has a day of the week shown on it is the key to figuring out whether it applies on a public holiday.

    Public holidays are:
    - New Year's Day
    - Australia Day
    - Labour Day
    - Good Friday
    - Easter Monday
    - ANZAC Day
    - Western Australia Day
    - Queen's Birthday
    - Christmas Day
    - Boxing Day

    Click here for declared public holidays in Western Australia.

    Which signs do not apply on public holidays

    A parking sign with any day of the week written on it doesn’t apply on a public holiday.

    If there’s any day of the week listed on a parking sign (for example, 'Mon–Fri' or 'Sat' or 'Sun'), that parking sign is effectively ‘blank’ on public holidays.

    It doesn’t matter what kind of sign it is – a green sign, a red sign, a Loading Zone sign, a Clearway sign, a disability parking sign (applicable to disability permit holders only, you must still display a disability permit in the vehicle at all times when parked in a disability parking area), a No Stopping sign, etc. – as long as it has a day of the week on it, the time restrictions and any fee requirements don't apply.

    This is because parking requirements on a public holiday are usually different to the day of the week when the specific restriction was intended to apply.

    The following example signs would not apply on a public holiday, because they have days of the week listed on them. On a public holiday, you could park here for free, for as long as you like.

     2P fee payable Mon to Sun street signHalf P payable Mon to Sun street sign 3P fee payable Mon to Sun street signClearway Mon to Fri street sign

    Loading Zone Mon to Sun street signBus Zone Transperth Mon to Fri street signNo Stopping Mon to Sun street sign

    Disability parking areas are identified by the disability symbol on the parking sign and on the bay surface.  You must always display a disability permit in the vehicle, however you can park for free and as long as you like on a public holiday.

    2P ACROD Mon to Sun street sign

    Which signs do apply on public holidays?

    Parking signs without any days of the week listed on them apply every single day, regardless of whether it’s a public holiday. 

    Parking signs with any days of the week listed on it and includes the statement “Includes Public Holidays” also apply every single day regardless of whether it’s a public holiday.

    In both circumstances outlined above, you need to park lawfully as you usually would where these signs are in place, this is because the parking restriction is needed every day of the week, regardless of whether it’s a weekday, a weekend or a public holiday.

    If there’s no day of the week listed on the sign, the following example signs would apply as normal on a public holiday, because they don’t have any days listed on them.

    P5 min pick up or set down street signNo stopping street signTaxi Zone 5 street sign3P at all times fee payable street sign

    Buz Zone Transperth street signHalf P ACROD pick up or set down only street signNo stopping euthorised vehicles excepted

    Signs with multiple panels

    Parking signs may have multiple panels to communicate a range of parking restrictions. Check that another restriction, for example ‘Taxi Zone – other times’, won’t come into effect during the time you intend to park.

    Multiple panel 2P fee payable Mon to Sun and Tazi Zone street sign

    As the top panel has days listed, the parking restrictions do not apply on a public holiday, however as the bottom panel does not have listed days the “Taxi Zone – Other Times” restricting use to taxis only in both directions will apply all day on a public holiday.

    What happens when a public holiday falls on a weekend

    When a public holiday falls on a weekend and another date has been declared by the Western Australian Government, City of Perth will only apply the public holiday parking rules on the declared date.

    For example, if Australia Day fell on a Saturday, and the Monday was declared as the official public holiday, parking would be unrestricted and free in the City of Perth on the Monday only (where parking signs have days of the week listed on them).

  • Street Parking Zones

    To make Perth an easier place to live, work and visit the City of Perth has implemented an On-Street Parking Policy that provides a consistent, well-managed system for short-stay users.

    Street Parking Restrictions

     Please check the signage in the area prior to leaving your vehicle unattended. 

    Cost of Street Parking

    Time limits are displayed on on-street / kerbside signage, as a number followed by "P". "2P" for example indicates a time limit of 2 hours.

    In time restricted areas it illegal to return to the same section of road within 1 hour. One section of road ends and another begins wherever an intersecting road occurs.
    Zone Cost
    Zone Perth City CBD

    Cost$5.00 per hour or part thereof (minimum $2.00 transaction)

    Motorcycle - $2.00 per hour

    Mon - Sat, 8am - 6pm except where otherwise stated

    Zone Claisebrook  

    Cost$4.00 per hour or part thereof (minimum $2.00 transaction)

    Motorcycle - $2.00 per hour

    Mon - Sat, 8am - 6pm except where otherwise stated

    ZoneNorthbridge

    Cost$4.20 per hour or part thereof (minimum $2.00 transaction)

    Motorcycle - $2.00 per hour

    Mon - Sat, 8am - 6pm except where otherwise stated

    ZoneWest Perth

    Cost$4.10 per hour or part thereof (minimum $2.00 transaction)

    Motorcycle - $2.00 per hour

    Mon - Sat, 8am - 6pm except where otherwise stated

    ZoneEast Perth

    Cost$4.00 per hour or part thereof (minimum $2.00 transaction)

    Motorcycle - $2.00 per hour

    Mon - Sat, 8am - 6pm except where otherwise stated

    ZoneCrawley / Nedlands

    Cost$2.00 per hour or part thererof – 10 hours $13.50

    Mon - Fri, 8am - 6pm except where otherwise stated

  • Clearway Zones

    Clearway zones

    Clearways are key roads within the CBD that have been designated as 'no stopping' zones during specific times of the day. They provide an additional traffic lane during peak periods on main arterial routes in and out of the City, which helps move traffic efficiently through the CBD during these especially busy times.

    Clearways may operate from 7am to 9am and 4.15pm to 6pm Monday to Friday. Clearways do not operate on Saturday or Sundays.

    During these times, there is no stopping or parking allowed in clearway zones.

    If you park in a clearway you risk receiving an infringement and being towed. 

    Clearway Mon to Fri street sign

    Vehicle Recovery

    If your vehicle has been towed by Main Roads WA and you are seeking its recovery, please visit the MainRoadsWA website for full details.

    Infringement payment

    If you received an infringement notice from the City of Perth, please follow the payment instructions printed on your infringement notice or select an alternative option from the following links: